Current Affairs Compendium for December 2019
World AIDS Day
International day for the abolition of slavery
Indian Navy Day
World Human Rights day
National Energy Conservation Day
Nation celebrates “ VIJAY DIWAS”|
International Migrants Day
National Good Governance Day
ET Lifetime Award of Public Service by : The Economic Times
Winner : Late Mr. Arun Jaitley (Former Finance Minister)
Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award by : UNICEF
Winner : Priyanka Chopra
Crystal Award By- World Economic Forum
Winner : Deepika Padukone (for spreading mental health awareness)
Miss Universe 2019
Winner : Zozibini Tunzi (South Africa)
Miss World 2019
Winner : Tony-Ann Singh (Jamaica)
Moortidevi Award, 2019 by : Bhartiya Jnanpith
Winner : Dr. Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari (For his work in the book Asti and bhavati)
Nobel Peace Prize 2019
Winner : Prime Minister of Ethiopia
Time person of the year 2019
Winner : Greta Thunberg
World Habitat Award
Winner : Odisha
Indian Cyber Cop of the year 2019 by : Government of India
Winner : BP Raju
DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2019
Winner : Amithaba Bagchi
CK Nayudu lifetime Award, 2019
Winner : Krishnamachari Srikkanth & Anjum Chopra.
India Sports Awards 2019 by FICCI
Winner : Rani Rampal and Saurabh Chaudhary
24th controller General of Accounts, India
Soma Roy Burman
Speaker, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
Chairman, National Stock Exchange
Girish Chandra Chaturvedi
Director, National Police Academy
President of FICCI
Dr. Sngeeta Reddy
Foreign Secretary , India
Brand Ambassador, NADA – National Anti-Doping Agency
President, European Commission
Ursula Von der Leyen
President, Asian Development Bank
Prithviraj singh Roopun
Prime Minister, Finland
Sanna Marin (Youngest prime minister in the history)
Prime Minister, United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland
Important Rankings in 2019
India’s Top 10 Police Stations
by : Government of India
1- Abeerdeen (Andaman and Nicobar islands)
2- Balasinor (Gujarat)
3- Burhanpur (Madhya Pradesh )
Good Governance Index
by- Government of India
1- (Composite Ranking for a Good Governance Index GGI ) – Tamil Nadu
2- (North-East and Hill Category ) – Himachal Pradesh
Forbes List of World’s 100 Most Powerful Women : 34th Nirmala Sitharaman
Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI)
India is amongst the top 10 Nations
Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0
Launched across the country on 2nd December2019
Aim – To immunize kids upto 2 years of age and pregnant women from these 8 vaccine preventable diseases :- Tuberculosis, Meningitis, Measles, Hepatitis B, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Poliomyelitis and Diphtheria.
India became the first country to make the entire Haj Process digital.
India, Sweden signs MoU for India- Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre at New Delhi.
Aim – to provide opportunities to start-ups and other ventures.
Government Launches 4th Round of Regional Connectivity Scheme – UDAN (udee desh ka aam naagrik)
Aim – to make air travel affordable and widespread.
Focus on the following priority regions – Northeast states, Hilly states and Kashmir UT, Ladakh and islands.
India Successfully test- fired Indigenously developed nuclear capable surface-to-surface missile from Chandipur, Odisha.
India’s first Maritime Museum coming up at Lothal in Gujarat.
India’s first Aqua Lab to be set up in Dehradun,Uttarakhand.
Aim – To preserve genes of aquatic life in or surrounding the river Ganges.
Hand in Hand 2019 – 8th India- China Joint training exercise.
Venue : Meghalaya.
INDRA 2019 - India and Russia conducted a joint military Exercise.
MITRA SHAKTI – India – Srilanka joint military exercise
Venue : Pune.
The 36th International Geological Congress
Venue : Delhi, India.
Theme : “Geosciences : The Basic Science for a Sustainable Future”
NASA has scheduled the launch of its “Mars 2020 Rover” in July or August 2020 and it will land on Feb. 18, 2021.
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) announced the names of newly discovered star – “SHARJAH” and newly discovered Planet- “BARJEEL”
Senior National Wrestling Championships
Venue : Jalandhar
Men (Gold) – Gurpreet Singh and Sunil Kumar
Women (Gold) – Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi
13th South Asian Games
Venue : Kathmandu
India Bags a total of 312 Medals
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20 ( Cricket)
Winner : Karnataka
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Winner : Lewis Hamilton
World Anti-Doping Agency has bannr Russia from Tokyo 2020 Olympics and 2022 Football World cup in Qatar
1st Woman referee in men’s ODI match : S Lakshmi
FIFA team of the year : Belgium
6th Edition of Qatar Weightlifting International Cup 2019
Gold (Women’s 49 Kg)- Saikhom Mirabai Chanu
Silver (Men’s 67 Kg) – Jeremy Lalrinnunga
Bronze (Women’s 64 Kg) – Rakhi Halder
International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) World Championships for 2019
Ashleigh Barty and Rafael Nadal